Caitlin Leach on 21 Oct 2016. See SWNS story NYBODY; A woman who battled anorexia in her teens and morbid obesity in her twenties is 'healthy and happy' after losing 125lbs and becoming a bodybuilder. Caitlin Leach was bullied for being chubby as a child so began restricting her food intake at high school and would make herself sick after meals. Her weight plummeted to a dangerous 100lbs (7.1stone) and in 2006, when she was 20, a doctor warned that if she didn't gain weight, she may not be able to have children. The frightening news pushed Caitlin, of Baltimore, Maryland, USA, to her gain 40lbs, resulting in her being in a really good place in life for the next seven years. But in 2013, her mom Amy Leach was diagnosed with terminal cancer and as she tried to juggle caring for her with two jobs, she resorted to grabbing food on the go. Her mother passed away in April 2015 and around that time her weight crept up to 270lbs, leaving her depressed, tired and feeling terrible. On the first anniversary of her mothers death, size 22 Cailtin, who works at an investment firm, decided to overhaul her lifestyle. She ditched unhealthy food, started cooking at home and began going to the gym four times a week, which resulted in her losing 110lbs in eight months. She has since lost 15lbs more and toned up, as well as shrinking nine dress sizes from a US size 22 to a toned US size four. In April this year, Caitlin decided to take up bodybuilding and began building muscle in preparation for her first bikini bodybuilding contest, which she competed in in June. The super slimmer, who documented her journey on Instagram @catertotsfit, said: When I was at my biggest I felt terrible.